Gertrude Wilhelmsen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohanna Freda Gertrude•Wilhelmsen (Stelling-)
Used nameGertrude•Wilhelmsen
Born16 January 1913 in Puyallup, Washington (USA)
Died19 March 2005 in Puyallup, Washington (USA)
Measurements181 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsWAC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Gertrude Wilhelmsen competed only briefly in the discus throw, representing the Washington Athletic Club, as she was much better known as a softball player. In her native Tacoma, Washington, she was the star of the Tacoma Tigerettes as a shortstop and center fielder. She would later be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Softball Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: DT – 116-9 [35.59] (1936); JT – 122-6 [37.34] (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Gertrude Wilhelmsen
Discus Throw, Women (Olympic) 8
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 7